Beaufor Dis SC
Dec th 14 1862
Dear Will
I have receve your letter bearing
date Dec the 7 which found me well I was gla to
hear from you that you was well &c I have nothing of
intrust to write to you all is quiet at this time and
place &c the health of the Co is god altho we lost
a membe of our co on the 6 inst Mr J W Banes
he died quite Sudden Suppose to be appople
xy his remains was sent home escorted by
his Brother J H Banes &c Capt Martial is with us at
this time he has braught down our Clothing and
I Suppose our money which will be a welcome
visiter money being quite Scarce &c
will I have receve but one letter from you Since
my return to camp &c Will you Speeke of 2nd
Thursday in Febuary nex a being the day
sat a part to Seal your destiny for weal
or wo Should this be the Case I hope you will make
a wise choice be you assure Will that I would
like to participate with you on such an occasion
I would like to be with you when ever you may
join your Lady love in Matrimonial bonds may
the day hasten when this war will Close
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that we all may return home thare to join
our Lady loves what a happy time it would be
&c Will while I am writing this letter a
Telegraph dispatch has bin receve at this place
that the ball was open at Charleston this Morning
Should it be the Case I hope you will repulse
the enemy put them to flight I would like to be
with you Should you go in a figh I must
Close for the presant give my love to all
of the Boys accept a large Share yur
Self I remain your untill deth
W. P. Z. F. Neves J H McMillin

NB I forgot to State to you that we are a
going to move nex tusday 6 Miles to
the New river bridge in the direction of
of Blufton write when Conveniant direct
your letters as before J H Mc

Since writing the a bove I learn that the
report a bou the fight at Charleston
is false
[???] the [??] all is well

December 14, 1862


Residence (County): 
Greenville County, SC


Co. A (later Co. H), 3rd Battalion, Palmetto Light Artillery
Second Lieutenant
Residence (County): 
Greenville County, SC


From State: 
South Carolina
From County: 

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Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
March, 2013
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
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